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Lake Tahoe Music Festival

The mission of the Lake Tahoe Music Festival is to present diverse and quality musical experiences in the classic tradition from Bach to blues and beyond, and to create educational and performance opportunities for aspiring young musicians.


Founded in 1982 by Edgar Braun, conductor of the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, the Lake Tahoe Music Festival presents a series of concerts at scenic venues throughout North Lake Tahoe each summer.  Festival performances highlight genres including smooth jazz and classic rock, big band, Broadway and classical.  Several concerts each season are accompanied by the Festival orchestra, the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, led by the Festival’s Artistic Director Timm Rolek.


The Lake Tahoe Music Festival is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that presents quality, diverse musical experiences and creates educational and performance opportunities for aspiring young musicians. Funds for the Festival are raised through individual donations, corporate sponsorships, grants and advertising revenues from its Festival program.


Educational Outreach

For eight years, the Festival’s Educational Outreach Program (EOP) has sought to attract new audiences to classical music through education, exposure and programming for youth, adults and seniors in the Lake Tahoe communities. The Festival concert series supports the organization’s mission of providing ongoing yearly educational outreach programs designed to enhance the education experience and provide performance opportunities for aspiring young musicians.


The EOP consists of 2 components:   A three-day program is  presented in area schools during the spring and fall semesters and include performances and workshops with artists including San Francisco’s Afiara String Quartet.  In 2008 the spring Educational Outreach Program (EOP) reached 1470 children, 77 teachers, ten parents and 25 seniors with programs at three area elementary schools and a seniors performance at Truckee-Donner Recreation-Parks District Hall.


The Truckee Youth Music Program (TYMP) provides free, private, after-school music lessons and musical instruments to students of the Truckee Elementary School in grades 3-5. The program, which uses high school student volunteers, now includes 25 elementary students learning piano, violin, flute, clarinet, trombone and trumpet.



Each year more than 70 people donate their time and energy to help make the Festival a success. Volunteer positions include:  administrative, ticket sales, greeters and ushers, parking, hospitality, merchandise sales and security.  Volunteers earn free Festival tickets and get invited to both pre- and post-season volunteer parties.

Published on December 24, 2008 at 2:05 am  Leave a Comment  

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